jane s Posted November 2, 2005 Report Share Posted November 2, 2005 Hi! I had my first pointe class last night (well, 10 mins at the end of my regular 1-hour class, anyway) - & that felt like plenty for the first time. Anyway I ended up with "Glisse" shoes - does anyone know them? This is because my feet are very narrow at the heel but wider at the toes & they were the only ones that fitted me in the shop apart from Gaynor Mindens & the lady said those were not a good idea for my 1st pair. It was really embarrassing being fitted in the middle of the shop with kids wandering in & out, especially when she tried to get me to stand on pointe holding on a shelf & I couldn't do it (because the shoes started to slip off my heels). In the end she tied ribbon over them so I could go up. And as for sewing on the ribbons - what a nightmare! It took me, my mum & my dad (who were visiting for the weekend) ages to suss it out! Anyway, we got there in the end; of course, when it got to the class, I didn't do them up right so my teacher told one of the senior girls to help me, & then show me the beginning exercises & how to break my shoes in. I was expecting it to hurt - and it did. A lot! I kept getting cramp in my feet, and the blocks were really hard. However, I mastered the rises & "cycling" & when my teacher saw me at the end she was really shocked - she said in amazement that I had really nice feet! (The lady in the shop had said that as well.) Can't see me getting in the centre for ages (if ever) but I certainly don't plan on giving up after 3 classes like the last lady did, either. My teacher said it will help me get my knees straight if I carry on, & I can already see the improvement in the other girls who moved up with me & started at the beginning of term. I just have to get the shoes broken in - they are really stiff & I won't be able to do anything else like echappes until they are. And it's no good, the excess weight has GOT to go! One question though - if I carry on, I am going to put my big toes through my tights every single class - any suggestions? Jane Quote Link to comment
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